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Rashid grabs Taunton ton

Adil Rashid reached the eighth hundred of his first-class career as Yorkshire finished in a good position against Somerset at Taunton.

Resuming on an unbeaten 84 after Sunday's opening day, all-rounder Rashid reached three figures in 167 balls before falling caught behind by wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter off the bowling of Craig Overton soon afterwards, departing for 108.

Rashid and Andy Hodd had piled another 60 runs to their sixth-wicket stand as Yorkshire moved from 342 for five at the start of the day to 402, before Hodd was caught by Marcus Trescothick off Overton for 55.

Rashid made his exit two overs later, but Liam Plunkett put up solid resistance in the Yorkshire tail, making 19 before he ran out of partners. Jack Brooks, looking to pull to the boundary, departed lbw to Johann Myburgh for six, leaving the visitors 450 all out, a lower total than they would have fancied at the start of Monday's play.

Somerset set about chasing that healthy first-innings target but suffered a setback when Trescothick was bowled by fellow former England man Ryan Sidebottom for 20 in the 10th over.

Fellow opener Chris Jones was in a more defiant mood, reaching 75 as part of a 91-run second wicket stand with Nick Compton, which ended when Compton was removed by Plunkett for 32, leaving the hosts on 127 for two.

Jones lasted another six overs before falling to an Alex Lees catch off the bowling of Plunkett, and the fourth-wicket pair of Alviro Petersen and James Hildreth - on 12 not out and 16 not out respectively - did well to bat through to the close as Somerset ended the day on 166 for three from 57 overs.